SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 10:45 AM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 7 PM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 9 PM
“…The movie`s saga begins in 1901, with a town crier sobbing out the news of Giuseppe Verdi`s death, and then proceeds on a grand operatic scale to the end of World War II. Its principals are two men, born on the same day that Verdi died and on the same Northern Italian estate. Alfredo (Robert De Niro) is a member of the landed ruling class; Olmo (Gerard Depardieu) is a peasant bastard. Through their linked stories, Bertolucci traces the decline of the aristocracy, the oppression of the peasantry and the rise of fascism in Italy. ….The movie`s simplistic history is seen through some of the richest, most vibrant images ever put on film….the movie is a landmark achievement. Lancaster and Hayden, as the two gray lions of the upper and lower classes, respectively, are at the top of their grizzled forms; and, among the Europeans, Depardieu is extremely strong as the manly peasant hero.” (Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune)
1976 Bernardo Bertolucci. 1.85:1 Color DCP 162 min. In Italian with English subtitles. Part 2 Next week.
SEPARATE ADMISSION FOR PARTS 1 & 2.